Hello Lake Michigan | The Cut Shoppe

Hi friends! I’m back with a new layout that was recently on The Cut Shoppe Blog using the Hello, Let’s Chat Cut File.

12x12 Design Team layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Hello, Let's Chat Cut File along with the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day Collection.

This cut file has a rectangular appearance and I really wanted to fill an entire 12×12 layout with this cut file. To help change the shape of the Hello, Let’s Chat Cut File, I started in Cricut Design Space by slicing off the very bottom speech bubble. I then unlocked the proportions of the cut file and resized the image to 11.5″ x 11.5″. As you can see in the photo of the cut file there are little hearts in the solid speech bubble images, but for some reason when I uploaded this cut file into DS the little hearts disappeared and the speech bubble were completely solid. I liked the look of the hearts in the speech bubbles so I inserted a heart onto the design screen and sliced hearts into three of the solid speech bubble icons.

12x12 Design Team layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Hello, Let's Chat Cut File along with the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day Collection.

I cut the cut file image on a piece of specialty patterned paper from the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day paper pad. I love all of the gold foiled flecks in the pattern! I trimmed my photo to fit behind the open speech bubble image and am so happy that it fit so well there! Backing cut files is such a fun technique especially when you can add photos to the mix! Once I had my photo adhered I moved onto the white cardstock background. The white just seemed a little “too white” so I grabbed my go-to color, No Yoking Coloringz by Shimmerz. I used the packaging technique to add a splash of color the four corners of the background cardstock.

12x12 Design Team layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Hello, Let's Chat Cut File along with the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day Collection.

I then moved onto embellishing. I used mainly products from the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day Collection including the die cut pack, the 3D Stickers, and I also fussy cut a couple additional florals from the 6×6 paper pad. I just love, love, love the dimension of those 3D stickers! I also added a flair button from an older Dear Lizzy Collection to the right of the word ‘Hello’.

12x12 Design Team layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Hello, Let's Chat Cut File along with the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day Collection.

For final touches I added my journaling using my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter and a few splatter of Shimmerz Ride The Tide Creameez.

12x12 Design Team layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Hello, Let's Chat Cut File along with the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day Collection.

Now you can take a look at my process video that includes a Cricut Design Space 3.0 Beta tutorial.

This is my second to last layout for The Cut Shoppe. In case you missed it The Cut Shoppe Design Team will be closing next month. I’m hoping to record a chit chat video today to talk more about what’s to come on my blog and YouTube channel over the next few months. The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store will remain open even though the Design Team is closing so remember to head over to check out the cut files and digital collections! Ashley has some amazing designs in the shop!

 

 

Movie On Main | The Cut Shoppe

Hey there! Today I’m back with a new layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Now I Know My ABC’s Cut File. I love the look of hand cut letters, but I am terrible at cutting them! I can never get the letters the same size or shape, which I guess is some of the charm of hand cut letters, but with the Now I Know My ABC’s Cut File you still get the look of hand cut letters without having the stress!

12x12 Design Team scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Now I Know My ABC's Cut File along with Shimelle's Little By Little Collection

I started in Cricut Design Space by slicing apart the letters from the cut file. I then positioned the letters on the design screen to spell out “Movie on Main”. When positioning the letters I made sure to leave enough space between the words for the photo.  I cut the letters out on a light woodgrain patterned paper from the Pink Paislee Bella Rouge Collection. I then backed the letters with a patterned paper from the Shimelle Little By Little Collection. I also added hand stitching detail with white embroidery floss around each of the letters.

12x12 Design Team scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Now I Know My ABC's Cut File along with Shimelle's Little By Little Collection

I used Picmonkey to add the text directly to the photo. This is a great way to use up white space on the photo. In my case my “white” space was actually the dark area on the photo. This photo was taken at night during an outdoor movie. One of the things I struggle with in scrapbooking is figuring out where to place my journaling. It’s usually the last thing I think about when designing a layout and I sometimes forget to leave space for it. Adding the journaling to the photo was a great solution!

12x12 Design Team scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Now I Know My ABC's Cut File along with Shimelle's Little By Little Collection

To embellish the layout I used die cuts and stickers from the Shimelle Little By Little Collection. I also fussy cut out a cluster of clouds and a camera, from a couple patterned papers from the same collection, to create a cluster next to the word “on”.  Then I added splatters of Black Heidi Swapp Color Shine.

12x12 Design Team scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Now I Know My ABC's Cut File along with Shimelle's Little By Little Collection

I do have a YouTube process video that will be posted shortly so be sure to check back or subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you don’t miss it! Remember to head over The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to check out all of the cut files!!

Love Lives Here | The Cut Shoppe

Hey friends! I’m back with a new layout that was recently shared on The Cut Shoppe Blog using the On the Road Cut File.

Pinkfresh Studio Dream On

I started in Cricut Design Space 3.0 Beta and sliced out the “heart 2 travel” USA image. I then duplicated the image and used the contour feature to hide all of the icons within the image to create a solid USA shape. For the other image I used the contour feature to hide all of the icons but the heart. I then positioned the heart onto the solid USA image approximately in the area where we live. I sliced the heart through the solid USA image. I then duplicated the image and set one of the cut files to cut and one of the cut files to write. You will find a step by step Cricut tutorial in my process video at the bottom of this post.

Pinkfresh Studio Dream On

I drew the cut file image on a sheet of white cardstock using one of my Cricut pens and used blue & pink embroidery floss to hand stitch and create string art. I cut the second USA image on a sheet of patterned paper from the Pinkfresh Studio Dream On Collection. I adhered the patterned paper to the white cardstock string art USA image.

Pinkfresh Studio Dream On

The theme for my layout today is all about our home. I took a photo of our house and printed it twice using my Instax Share Printer. I positioned the photos on top of the string art using liquid adhesive. I then used multiple embellishments from the Pinkfresh Studio Dream On Collection, including chipboard, leatherette stickers, and die cuts. For final touches I added black splatters using Heidi Swapp Black Color Shine.

Pinkfresh Studio Dream On

I was so excited to win the entire Dream On Collection from a Pinkfresh Studio Instagram giveaway and this collection was the inspiration for this entire layout! I loved all the house die cuts and patterned papers. Andy and I moved into this house right after we were married and I’ve never documented our home! Probably because I didn’t have any photos of just our home! I went out and snapped this photo right before I put the layout together! HA!

Pinkfresh Studio Dream On

Now you can take a look at my process video for this layout which include a Cricut Design Space Tutorial using the new 3.0 beta software.

Remember to head to The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to check out all of the cut files and digital collections!!

Happy (Inter)National Scrapbooking Weekend!

It’s (Inter)National Scrapbooking Weekend! YAY! I love any reason to scrapbook, and this is a great reason to get yourself into your craft space! The Cut Shoppe has a couple of exciting things happening today (and all weekend long!) First, there is a 50% discount for the entire weekend! Second, there is a freebie cut file that you can download straight from The Cut Shoppe Blog. Today I have a layout to share that I created a layout using the freebie cut file, Happy Now.

12x12 Design Team scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe. Mixed media from Shimmerz Paints, Amy Tangerine patterned papers and die cuts.

I started with a white cardstock base and added a splash of color to the background using two different colors, No Yoking Coloringz & Mandarin Mai Tai Coloringz, from Shimmerz Paints. I chose a bright and colorful patterned paper from the Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers Collection for the cut file image.

12x12 Design Team scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe. Mixed media from Shimmerz Paints, Amy Tangerine patterned papers and die cuts.

I then grabbed ephemera pieces from multiple Amy Tangerine Collections including Yes, Please and many other collections that I’ve been hoarding in my stash! I created clusters in three different areas on the cut file. I kept one of the clusters open for my journaling which I typed on my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter. I cut the journaling into small strips, similar to tiny word stickers, and added them to the journaling spot.

12x12 Design Team scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe. Mixed media from Shimmerz Paints, Amy Tangerine patterned papers and die cuts.

I backed the word “Hello” with black cardstock so I could incorporate it as part of my title, and I used Amy Tangerine black Thickers for the remaining words of the title. I then added my photo to the last open spot on the cut file. It’s a recent photo that I posted on Instagram from a field trip I attended with my kiddo. I’m always so grateful to be able to spend time with him during his school activities.

12x12 Design Team scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe. Mixed media from Shimmerz Paints, Amy Tangerine patterned papers and die cuts.

For final touches I added a few Amy Tangerine enamel hearts and a border of black hand stitching around the perimeter of the circle cut file image.

12x12 Design Team scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe. Mixed media from Shimmerz Paints, Amy Tangerine patterned papers and die cuts.

Now you can take a look at my process video that includes a Cricut Design Space tutorial.

Thanks so much for joining me today & I hope you find some time to be creative this weekend!